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19 Jul 2016 description

· El Nino is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region forcing them into early marriage, child labour and out of school, reveals a World Vision report released today

· The EU and its Member States urgently need to fund child protection programmes in the region

01 Mar 2013 description
report Plan International

February 2013: Plan is distributing 10,000 learners’ kits to help children affected by the devastating floods in Mozambique to return to school.

The move is part of Plan's work to support the Mozambican government's emergency response to the disaster, which has affected more than 250,000 people across Gaza Province - destroying homes, schools and roads.

25 Feb 2013 description
report Plan International

Posted by Grace Ndungu, Plan Eastern and Southern Africa web and social media editor

25 February 2013: After a 3 hour drive from Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, we finally arrive in Chokwe town. The destruction caused by the recent floods is still evident but life seems to be slowly getting back to normal.

Electricity and running water have been restored. The community of mostly women and children is cleaning up the rubble left in the wake of what has been referred to as Mozambique’s worst floods in 13 years.

18 Feb 2013 description
report Plan International

As the flood-induced humanitarian crisis continues to take its toll on thousands of communities in Mozambique, global children’s rights organization Plan International has started distributing learning kits to thousands of displaced school children to enable them to return to school.

Plan has also stepped in to provide emotional and psychological support to hundreds of teachers affected by the floods, which killed about 80 people and affected almost a quarter of a million people in the past few weeks.

27 Jun 2011 description
report Plan International


‘UK government must act now to end child marriage’ - charity

ONE girl is married off every three-and-a-half seconds worldwide, a new report reveals.

They face early pregnancy, being pulled out of school and serious health complications including HIV.

The Breaking Vows study by charity Plan UK states ten million under-18s marry every year – one in seven under-15s in the world’s poorest countries.

While acknowledging Britain’s role in tackling early and forced marriage internationally, Plan is calling on the UK government to do more.

04 Apr 2008 description
report Plan International

What's a little bit of water, right?

But when a little rain, which is often initially welcomed, comes day after day and week after week - the water does become a problem. It drowns and rots the crops, kills livestock, causes rivers to overflow, causes landslides (that then destroy homes and communities), and increases the risk of diseases like malaria, dysentery and dengue fever.

In the last year, tens of millions of children and families have been directly affected by flooding - hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes.

29 Feb 2008 description
report Plan International

35,000 children and adults who never had the chance to register their births now have official identities, thanks to a Plan-funded mobile registration campaign in Mozambique.

The 2 month project carried out in partnership with the Provincial Directorate of Registration and Notary of Inhambane Province provided 10 mobile registration brigades which travelled to 5 villages in Jangamo and 7 villages in Maxixe.

Many children in Mozambique do not have birth certificates - partly because people are deterred from travelling long distances to registration centres and because they cannot …

12 Feb 2008 description
report Plan International

Plan has released $200,000 from its emergency fund to help victims of severe and sustained flooding in parts of Mozambique.

Although the flooding is north of Plan's program area in Inhambane, Plan is working alongside Save the Children and UNICEF to support those forced to leave their homes for higher ground.

Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique are all experiencing heavier rainfall and flooding than usual during their rainy season, destroying the livelihood of millions of people.

Already, more than 94,000 people have been moved to higher ground in Mozambique and 89,000 hectares …

18 Jan 2008 description
report Plan International

Southern Africa is teetering on the brink of a massive humanitarian crisis as floods sweep through the region forcing tens of thousands of children from their homes.

At least 45 people in Southern Africa have been killed by the floods caused by some of the heaviest rains to hit the region in recent decades.